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why in a minute he's not just another whackadoo. live to dallas, texas, where ted cruz is about to speak in just a moment. see the big defund obama care banner which lets you know what the event is going to be like. also tonight the terrifying prospect that one result of the bankruptcy of the city of detroit could be the thousands of potential personal bankruptcies caused by the slashing of retirees' pensions. a full discussion on that is coming up. all that plus i am absolutely geeking out a little bit over what i think is the coolest car ever. the tesla. i will tell you why it's so cool but also why it's so important. >>> but tonight we begin with a man who i believe is the most dangerous politician on the american right. in october 2007 i sat in the media gallery of the united states supreme court and watched the solicitor general of texas argue on behalf of the state that he should have the ability to put to death a mexican national, jose, who had been convicted of raping and murdering two teenage girls in houston. he won that argument and he was executed by texas on august
of that country the moment he was born. unless the texas republican senator formally renounces that citizenship, he will remain a citizen of both countries, legal experts say." ted cruz released his canadian birth certificate in response to inquiries from the "dallas morning news." today ted cruz's senate press secretary released this oddly worded statement. "to our knowledge, he never had canadian citizenship." now, when a senator's staff speak for the senator says "to our knowledge," everything that follows that is a statement that everyone in that senate office knows might have to be quickly revised, and so it has been. the "washington post" is now reporting that ted cruz will renounce his canadian citizenship. cruz said, "now the dallas morning news says that i may technically have dual citizenship. assuming that is true, then sure, i will renounce any canadian citizenship. nothing against canada, but i'm an american by birth and as a u.s. senator i believe i should be only an american because i was a u.s. citizen at birth, because i left calgary when i was 4, and have lived my entire life
. the most famous soon to be ex-canadian who lives in texas, senator cruz, in a heated town hall. could an awkward moment be coming for two conservative stars in the lone star state? here in gotham, anthony weiner's wild spiral to single digits may have opened the door for an unexpected contender and maybe the next mayor. bill de blasio. feeling like he's got a lot of mojo with just 20 days till primary day. good morning from new york city. it's wednesday, august 21st. it's "the daily rundown." my first reads of it the mornin. we're going to start with some domestic politics. the state of both political parties is anything but strong these days. the only reason there isn't much hand ringing about the democratic party is because the republican party is the one in such disa ray. the open warfare has become a more public spectacle than we've seen in years. many republican leaders are exhausted from dealing with the tea party and some seem to be downright giddy over what's happened in the last week. they don't put their name on their giddiness. not even 250 days old and already he's become
of tests in a texas hospital this morning. he began feeling weak and disoriented after driving to indiana for a family vacation. he was treated at the university of chicago then by his own doctor in the university of fill. he was discharged and is at home. he reportedly is feeling fine but is hoping this latest round of tests will determine what is causing these episodes. i'm told the most recent episode is not the first one. this is not the first health care young biden had, he suffered a mild stroke in 2010. vice president biden traveled to texas to be with his son today. no word on how long he will stay. the assumption is all of these tests will be done today and they hope to simply get an answer. our prayers go out to bo and his family. much more ahead on will "the daily rundown." tea party in hot water. first major gamut by conservatives, the effort to defund health care law is going nor. republican establishment not getting behind this. break down both sides of the fight. more of this morning's first read is coming up next. meanwhile there's a new presidential pet in town. first lad
's mark potter joins me live now from ft. hood, texas. mark, good afternoon. what can you tell us about this verdict? >> reporter: well, hi, mara. that verdict came after about seven hours of deliberations by the u.s. army jury panel. as you said, they found nidal hasan guilty of all charges. they reached that verdict unanimously. he was found guilty of 13 counts of premeditated murder, 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder. hasan showed no signs of emotion in the courtroom. family members were there. they were silent, as instructed by the judge, but some of them were in tears. hasan, who never offered up a defense, never gave a closing statement, now faces a sentencing hearing beginning here at ft. hood on monday at 9:00 a.m. 13 membof the family members, e one of them representing the 13 people killed in that rampage, will be allowed to speak to the panel. the government will also have some expert witnesses. the most important point is that prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty. the other option is life in prison. we do not know in nidal hasan will make a statement. he ha
. michael toe mack second and jim moore is director of progress texas, a political action committee. he was also co-author of "bush's brain." let's talk about this thing now with ted cruz. let's take a look at what happened last night and what happened there. let's talk about republicans by the way, before we get to some of the pictures who care about winning in the future, some of the extreme tactics by people like ted cruz and others like threatening government shutdown in order to defund the affordable care act makes them nervous. mike murphy, here's what he told the washington post. the party, the republican party is acting as if the entire world is a gop primary. that is a very dangerous way to operate. we have massive image problems with the greater electorate. and the silly antics of the purist wing are making our dire problems even worse. mike murphy is a smart guy. what's cruz up to. >> running for presidency. >> winning the presidency on the hardest right we've seen. >> i wouldn't put him past winning the nomination. he's a very swud guy. he had 1,000 people there last night.
continues in texas. that's the other big story. it was 105 yesterday in dallas. that eight days in a row of 100-degree heat. when will the heat wave end? no time soon. 100 right through the upcoming weekend. no rain in sight. and speaking of rain, we had a little bit overnight in areas of the northeast. we'll have additional rain as we go throughout the day to day. not all day. airports have hit and miss delays with showers and storms. >> the summer thunderstorms really are strong. >> especially northeast, the humidity is up. >>> jackie robinson defaced, the ft. hood shooter working toward his own execution, plus, the best and worst performance in small cars when it comes to the crash tests. [ male announcer ] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle. >>> welcome back. now to other stories making headlines this morning, the house in cleveland where aerial castro held three women captive for more than ten years was de
the pitch. ted cruz down in texas the other night. >> if president obama decides that he's going to force a partial temporary government shutdown, and it's worth noting the last time that happened, we saw number one the parade of horrible people like to talk about on tv that didn't happen. what happened was a temporary suspension of nonessential federal government spending. >> well, that's, of course, what happens if he does blink. of course, what this is ridiculous. let's play around with this nuclear button for awhile and see what happens. if you don't do it, it doesn't do it. but if both sides take that point of view, what happens? >> then we do have a shutdown. >> and default and it keeps going. >> i think obama is going to stand this time. he knows he caved in 2011. i think he's going to stand a little tougher. most people will blame the republicans. most people know the republicans are saying no to everything and causing more trouble. >> jim you said something. he's not the oldest guy in the world. i'm older than him, obviously. i was thinking, jim, does he have any history under hi
're a 501 c 3 and you're afraid of the irs, go ahead and defy the irs. >> we saw people stand up in texas. >> we must challenge today's post-modern culture. >> pro-abortion activists chanted "hail satan." >> it's going to kill, potentially destroy the base of the country. >> you saw it from the last election. they didn't want to vote for president obama but at least he went out and talked to him, at least he went out and spoke about them. we didn't do that. we marginalized them. >> senator santorum wants the president to go out and talk to working people. what is he going to say? why a gop opposes an increase in the minimum wage. if you're a woman, forget about making your own decisions on just about anything and they want to take away your health care. let's face it, this is the future of the republican party. it's no different from the past. the grand old party is exactly that, old, white and pre-dom nanly male. no matter how hard they try to say they're trying to reach out to minorities, they can't escape their base which means they probably can't win a national election. joining me no
difficult situation for house republican leaders. i was in iowa with ted cruz of texas and he had the activists out there enthralled by the idea of a government shutdown. but boehner doesn't want that. he was part of the gingrich war in the '90s. they are trying to talk them away from doing a shutdown and maybe use the debt limit as a way to get concessions in the past as another battlefield. >> so we're going to go from defund to delay? >> still brinks manship but they think it's a better battle. this is a bigger story of house republican leaders that can't control their owner members. the boehners of the world, they are not he had looking the discussion. >> you know, it also seems like it's broader than just in the house because you've got republicans like ted cruz who is a potential, we know, a political contender in 2016. he's going to take part in the heritage tour and do a town hall in dallas on tuesday. you even had mitch mcconnell wobbling a little bit saying -- he wasn't saying anything and now admits that defunding won't work. on top of it, you have ceo saying that the h
are in the great state of iowa, if you are so moved, you can go see a freshman republican senator from texas headline the iowa republican party's ronald reagan commemorative dinner. a texas senator will be in iowa in october 2013 because he either wants to run for president or because he wants people to think he wants to run for president. i'm randomly going to iowa is how politicians from iowa say i'm running for president unless audio evidence of what seems like pretty much flat out corruption of the whole iowa process makes people think twice about that. audio evidence. next. with the spark miles card from capital one, bjorn earns unlimited rewards for his small business. take these bags to room 12 please. [ garth ] bjorn's small business earns double miles on every purchase every day. produce delivery. [ bjorn ] just put it on my spark card. [ garth ] why settle for less? ahh, oh! [ garth ] great businesses deserve unlimited rewards. here's your wake up call. [ male announcer ] get the spark business card from capital one and earn unlimited rewards. choose double miles or 2% cash back on
been pioneered in states like texas and southern states. i expect they'll criticize him anyway because of the politics of opportunityism. them problem goes back more than 40 years. nixon's war on drugs is as big a failure as his war in vietnam was. we've had an 800% increase in the number of people in jails while the country's population has gone up a little more than 200%. we have way too many people in jail, more per capita than any other country in the world. i think what the attorney general has done here is a very significant reform, and i think it's larger meaning is we're going to see the president blocked by congress in so many ways use executive action to make a lot of important changes. >> okay. nia-malika, a lot of law and orderno nouews today. in iowa, we got hear wisdom from the father of senator ted cruz. take a listen to him. >> socially some requires that government becomes your god. that's why they have to destroy the concept of god. they have to destroy all loyalties except loyalty to the government. that's what was -- is behind homosexual marriage. >> nia-malika, wer
the you can go see a freshman republican senator from texas headline the iowa republican party's ronald reagan commemorative dinner. a texas senator will be in iowa in october 2013 because he either wants to run for president or because he wants people to think he wants to run for president. i'm randomly going to iowa is how politicians from iowa say i'm running for president. unless audio evidence of what seems like pretty much flat out corruption of the whole iowa process makes people think twice about that. audio evidence. next. [ tires screech ] [ beeping ] ♪ [ male announcer ] we don't just certify our pre-owned vehicles. we inspect, analyze and recondition each one, until it's nothing short of a genuine certified pre-owned... mercedes-benz for the next new owner. ♪ hurry in to your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for 1.99% financing during our certified pre-owned sales event through september 3rd. but you had to leave rightce to now, would you go? world, pre-owned sales event man: 'oh i can't go tonight' woman: 'i can't.' hero : that's what expedia asked me. host: book the fli
to consider. he is accused of opening fire at the texas military base in 2009. 13 people were killed. >>> a new school year is about to begin with a cloud of controversy and uncertainty in philadelphia. the eighth largest school district is in the nation. education officials had to borrow $50 million just so they could start classes on time. and are still staring at more than $300 million budget hole. the american federation of teachers president randy wi winegardner is posting this on twist. stop the governor from stro destroying public education. philadelphia will be one of three cities. our next guest plans to visit there as part after town hall series on education reform next months. i want to bring in former washington, d.c. chancellor michelle reece. good to see you. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> good. let me ask you about the school budget crisis in philadelphia. it's in the headlines but a lot of schools are facing these kinds of troubles. how does it get to this point? >> there are a lot of factors that drive the financial issues that school districts have.
care. and last night at a heritage foundation defund obama care event in texas, senator ted cruz tried to rally conservatives. >> what happens next is president obama and harry reid are going to scream and yell those mean, nasty republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government. what has to happen after that is we've got to do something that conservatives haven't done in a long time. we've got to stand up and win the argument. why is it that every reporter in the media and a significant percentage of republicans assume with an impasse that president obama will never, ever, ever give up his principals so republicans have to give up theirs. if you have an impasse, you want to know one side or the other has to blink. how do we win this fight? don't blink! >> by the way, cruz was heckled at that event by people saying they wanted health care as well, but there were more supporters, as he said, than there were hecklers. earlier, though, former u.s. senator jim demint and president of the heritage foundation said any congressional republicans who oppose their effort should be r
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. the former presidential candidate and texas congressman will launch his own online news channel called, you guessed it, the ron paul channel. programming set to go live tomorrow. and you can subscribe for $9.95 a month. we're getting a rare glimpse of the president golfing today during his vacation on martha's vineyard. he was playing with three advisers. the president seemed to miss most of his early putts, as captured here. his first putt was a miss, which the president reacted to by leaning back and kicking his knee up as if trying to coax the ball into breaking right. it did not work. >>> and a new study released by george mason university finds democrats are now the butt of most of the jokes on late-night television. that marks a sea of change from 2012, when republican mitt romney led the republicans to that title. since january, president obama has been the target of 288 monologue jokes, the next most joked-about individual, here he is, anthony weiner, new york city mayoral candidate at 120. here's a few from just this week. >> the movie's called too much johnson. when he heard that,
we should be in the mid-80s with lowering humidity. the heat is still on in texas but we're seeing improvements. we're no longer in the triple digits. we're at 98 to 99 degrees in texas. 87 to 88 in washington, d.c. >> just extraordinary pictures. thank you so much. >>> president obama is on his way to martha's vineyard. let's listen to his message of inspiration to those severely injured in combat. >> maybe you lost your sight but you can still see the truth that our disabled veterans make extraordinary contributions to our country every single day. maybe you lost an arm but you still have the strength to pick up a friend or neighbor in need. maybe you lost a leg but you still stand tall for the values and freedoms that make america the greatest nation on earth. >> white house correspondent kristen welker is on martha's vineyard. that was one of the most poignant points right there. i got all choked up. what are take aways? >> reporter: he have hoping to drive the narrative before he leave for vacation. today he map out ways in which his administration can do a better job of servi
. victims and against american republican party's ronald reagan commemorative dinner. a texas senator will be in iowa in october 2013 because he either wants to run for president or because he wants people to think he wants to run for president. i'm randomly going to iowa is how politicians from iowa say i'm running for president unless audio evidence of what seems like pretty much flat out corruption of the whole iowa process makes people think twice about that. audio evidence. next. >>> running for president means starting in iowa, right? iowa's first. their caucuses have been first in the nation for 40 years now. so starting to run for president means starting in iowa, which means first competing in the ames, iowa, straw poll, which is a scam. it is a total scam, a fake wigged pay for votes, not a real contest pretending to be a contest. the iowa straw poll costs money to vote. it costs $30 to cast a ballot. some buy those ballots for people with the understanding that those people will then vote for them and, tah-dah, it's actual vote buying in america in the 21st century. democra
average in texas. >> what you're bringing us here in new york, thank you very much. >> it's great. >>> it's back to business today for the u.s. state department. all but one of the 19 embassies and consulates closed last weekend have reopened. still closed is the embassy in yemen and lahore, pakistan, remains closed due to a threat. is this an essentially all clear? how are you interpreting it? >> well, to some extent u.s. officials feel with confidence that they can allow some of the embassies or all of the embassies that have closed as a result of that to reopen. that's the case here in cairo. there's no doubt that security will remain high in these fa till si sill teas. they had actually reduced their staff because of the current unrest here in egypt. so really they are opened for business, as we understand it. things are back to normal. they are still operating at the staffing levels that actually preceded that al quiaeda threat. some staff had already left. there's no doubt they are going to remain a vigilant watch on many of these embassies in wake of the al qaeda threat that emerge
tests in houston, texas, after spells of disorientation and weakness. the attorney general of delaware has been the attorney general since 2006. beau had a mild stroke in 2010 and surgery to correct two brain aneurysms in 1988. the vice president is in texas with his son. >> send him the best. beau biden one of the nicest guys around. send him the very best. >> "new york post" city officials announcing the latest gun bust in new york history. police arrested 19 people and uncovered 254 firearms. the nypd operation tore apart two smuggling rings from south carolina. some of the weapons pulled in as much as $160,000. >> this was like one of the largest gun busts i think in new york history. >> and "the new york times" the federal reserve says some major banks are coming up short during stress testing. aimed at insuring whether they can weather another financial crisis. the report indicates some banks are making the same mistakes they made during the recent economic crisis. and jeffrey sachs, i have to call you in here, there is no way that if a couple of these banks hit rough times, the
, president george w. bush had made 50 visits to his texas ranch, totaling all or part of 323 days. knoller said that he always puts the word "vacation" in quotes because as he often says, u.s. presidents don't really get to take a vacation. the job comes with them 24/7. well, i'm hoping president obama plays lots of golf in the next couple of days or shoots hoops or whatever else he needs to do to maintain his mental edge. i felt the same way about president george w. bush, and i never begrudged him his time at the ranch. all told he was there during 490 days during his presidency. the health of the country is largely a function of the physical and mental health of its commander in chief. and if blowing off some steam
of killing his wife and then posting a grisly photo of her body on facebook. >>> plus, the latest from texas where two lawyers assisting accused ft. hood shooter nadal hasan have not shown up in court. we'll explain why. as always u you can join our conversation on twitter. you can find us @newsnation. i'm the next american success story. working for a company where over seventy-five percent of store management started as hourly associates. there's opportunity here. i can use walmart's education benefits to get a degree, maybe work in it, or be an engineer, helping walmart conserve energy. even today, when our store does well, i earn quarterly bonuses. when people look at me, i hope they see someone working their way up. vo: opportunity, that's the real walmart. ♪ (announcer) answer the call of the grill with new friskies grillers, full of meaty tenders and crunchy bites. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. >>> two of the defense
and wendy davis in texas. they polled caucus goers in iowa and showed 95% are ready for a woman president and 85% say it's likely. emily's list is focusing on the numbers as proof that this particular state, of course, kicking off the presidential season, is ready to choose a woman as their next leader. but keep in mind, thomas, the fact they are having this event here today is no coincide. tomorrow in ames which is nearby, republicans will gather with conservative candidates, they are hosting senator ted cruz and donald trump and rick santorum, the former presidential candidates. organizers wanted to make a contrast what is happening tomorrow and today. >> we are highlighting that coming up later where the gop is trying to bridge that divide with the gender gap. it seems, certainly from the crowd, the enthusiasm we hear there there is momentum that is building. on the republican side, it might be less. >> reporter: it's pretty clear that democrats here are really excited, especially about the prospect of a clinton candidacy. one thing i'm hearing from women i talked to this morning is io
and president obama. putin sent a telegram down to texas to former president george w. bush. they got along famously. and there is clearly no warm relationship between putin and this president. >> there aren't nearly enough telegrams sent these days, are there? i think the decision that the president made and that the white house made and that the administration and secretary kerry all supported was that we weren't at the point in our relationship with russia right now where we would make significant progress to warrant a meeting between the presidents but we look at the importance of looking at areas we agree and disagree which is why secretary kerry and the foreign minister and secretary hagel and his counterpart of meeting today. i can't promise you what will come out of it. it's more recognition that this relationship is important and we need to continue to work through it even at challenging times. >> i want to ask you about embassy security overnight a lot of people all but emergency people were cleared out of the u.s. consulate in pakistan and moved to islamabad which is hardly a saf
did in texas in 1998, running up the score. had huge numbers among hispanics and did well among african-american voters. it was a way bush tried to use to demonstrate a wide appear. martin reports christie met with the rnc chief fund-raiser in boston last week. there's harold simmons, the billionaire backer of karl rove's superpac. there's bush's finance chair in 2000, big guy in cincinnati. conservatives who think they've compromised on an establishment candidate for four elections in a row are not exactly eager to get on team christie. a fact the former white house adviser noted with enthusiasm this weekend. >> governor christie, this is probably the kiss of death, he would potentially be a strong presidential candidate. in the current party that's going to show up, someone like he can't win in my opinion. >> christie will also have to defend his record in new jersey. did you know this, it has an 8.7% unemployment rate. in fact, only five states have a higher one. nevada, illinois, mississippi, rhode island and north carolina. pretty stunning. by the way, christie has kept a f
, will he drag it out for three years before he announces he's not running for president. then there's texas senator cruz and his father. they've become very popular on the stump these days. cruz tipped his hat to a surprising campaign model. saying he modeled his campaign for senate on the president's 2000 campaign. he even gave his campaign staffer the book, "the audacity to win," for christmas. he's even having an impact in kentucky. a top former aide to both ron and rand paul was caught on tape sounding less than thrilled about his current job. now the campaign manager for the republican leader mitch mcconnell and his 2014 re-election bid. he was speaking with a former aide to congressman ron paul would went public this week with allegations at a conservative state senator dropped his support for michele bachmann and backed paul after seeking payments from paul's campaign in exchange for his endorsement. the aide handed over this recording to the economic policy journal. at economicpolicyjournal.com. >> between you and me, i'm sort of holding my nose for two years because what we're doin
open which is very important. >> good friend of senator harken there of course. the texas senator ted cruz, this was his second trip to iowa in a month. he's scheduled to return again in the fall. he's going to be speaking at the iowa republican party's fall fund-raising dinner. is he tipping his hat to real political ambitions or just sort of raising his name recognition and bringing in more dollars? >> it's probably both. as i mentioned for joe biden, getting your na inting your nam spotlight, ted cruz has been doing that and more. he's going to go to new hampshire. he is all over the place. but i will repeat, again, it is very, very early. at this point in the 2008 cycle. august of 2005, hillary clinton was the clear front-runner. you had george al len was the co-front-runner on the republican side. so it is very early with still more than three years to go, peter. >> i want to get a sense, do you think it's very early with -- just kidding. let me ask you about -- acknowledging iing it's early, with me here. he made some headlines speaking out basically, you know, sort of attacking
name here, she took a stand on abortion down in texas. while, on the one hand, it is about hillary, it's about building a bench of women who can take the national stage later on. >> kasi hunt, thank you for being with us. >>> breaking news out of paris. officials have evacuated an closed the eiffel tower over what a spokesperson says was security reasons. just a note of caution here. t tower threats but only have evacuations a few times a year. we will keep you posted as we get most information. the tower is closed says the spokesperson and don't know when it will be open at the present time. >>> kidd rock's decision to slash prices to his concert is paying off. the entire music industry is taking notice. mandy drury is here with what is moving your money. concert tickets can get ridiculous for big acts but kidd rock is seeing big dividends by offering 20 dollars. >> every seat for his show is $20! he is declaring himself a music business revolution. not only is the ticket $20, beers are 4 bucks and thanks to these cheap tickets, i believe in mow markets his show's attendance is up sub
and state than libertarians tend to prefer. when ted cruz was a government lawyer in texas he defended having the ten commandments on the grounds of the texas state capitol. ted cruz is quite socially conservative. gay marriage, ted cruz is against that. libertarians believe the state shouldn't be involved in telling people who they can and can't marry. ted cruz's views on foreign intervention are a little bit more in line with the traditional republican line than libertarians would prefer. >> al hunt, bring you in here. it's fascinating what's happening within the republican party. and it seems to me that rand paul does have -- again, i'm a little biased here and i've said i voted for ron paul in 2012, but it does seem that rand paul does make a good point if you want to attract younger voters, certainly at least supporting an influx of this libertarian wing of the gop would be a good way to do that. what's your take? >> well, joe, i think you're right but also, it causes great dilemmas as i'm sure molly can attest, are you going to weed out the evangelical part of the party that beli
could see some minor airport delays and how about the heat in texas. 104 today. and look at dallas throughout the next week and through the weekend. we're going to continue what should be about a 10 to 12-day heat wave there in central texas. nice beautiful morning, reagan national airport. the humidity is up and will spark a few thunderstorms. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. hi, i'm karissa. hi, i'm sherri. and i'm going to show sherri how collecting box tops for education earns cash for our school by shopping at walmart. come on. sherri, look at all these products that you can buy for your family with box tops. and look, four box tops in one box. that's awesome! more cash for our school. only at walmart you get 4 box tops on over 100 items. karissa i got it and you only had to tell me four times. find 4 box tops on your family favorites like general mills cereals and nature valley granola bars backed by our low price guarantee. the beach on your tv is much closer than it appears. seize the summer with up to 50% off hotels at travelocity. >>> 5 past the hour. ti
. >> the western district of texas in february the public defender's office faced a 9% pay cut. in march the office was notified it had to cut an additional 14%. the result? case delays, layoffs for a third of the defenders and a 10% salary reduction on top. meanwhile, the number of cases isn't letting up. it's projected to top 13,000 this year. >> and you see sort of multiple layers of injustice, where people are funneled into a system because they don't have economic opportunities. then once they're in the system they don't have adequate defense because there is insufficient spending for the public defenders that would provide them with adequate defense in that system. >> reporter: the real impact on the ground isn't shared either. it's black defendants who overwhelmingly are denied the equal representation they're required to receive under law. black defendants comprise just 19% of clients who can afford to hire their own if sequester is the new normal this new imbalance could ultimately prove unconstitutional. >> joshua du bois, former head of the white house office, author of a recent "newswee
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